| | Re: BB SIM card adapter
No. Can't be that. It came out of the slot when I pulled out the empty adapter My SIM card was still in my BB Classic, and working. It was like a very tiny silver hook, slightly bigger than a pin-head. Perhaps something to physically steady the SIM card when in. It definitely was not an electrical contact of any sort.
Also, there is a little engraving beside the SIM card slot in the BB Torch with an arrow. The engraving is of a SIM card with the angle corner on the right forward corner, which flys in the face of our previous discussions of how to put in the SIM card. If it's like the engraving, then there is only one way, and that's with contacts facing up.
Both my backup BB Torches are the same, and both are very difficult to remove the adapter (it clicks when it goes in, so sounds right, but then it won't come out without a lot of effort). I'm hesitant to try it with the SIM card in the adapter for fear of ruining the SIM card, or getting it stuck in.